Excerpt: The LG Lucid 2 fits comfortably in the hand Below the display is the standard row of capacitive buttons for back, home, recent apps, and settings, and on the bottom edge is the microUSB port. Along the left side is the volume rocker, and on the right side is the power/lock key, all of which are easy to find by touch alone since they are raised from the surrounding plastic. Up on top is the 3.5mm headset jack, and the 5MP camera and LED flash are on the back.
Pros: Free with contract, Pleasing size, Good specs and plenty fast
Cons: Camera & video capture quality is a bit lacking, Music app doesn’t offer many settings
Summary: With its long battery life, solid performance and fast Web speeds, the Lucid 2 is a solid handset that shoppers on a budget should check out. Those dipping their toes into the smartphone market for the first time should also get some mileage out of the phone's Starter setting. The one major issue we had with the Lucid 2 was its dim display, which makes using the phone outdoors rather difficult. We were also put off by how hot the phone became when we played games.
Pros: Long battery life, Fast LTE speeds, Starter mode simplifies Android for first-time smartphone users, Excellent camera performance
Cons: Relatively dim display, Exterior becomes hot while playing games
Excerpt: We spend a lot of time reviewing super fancy, high-end smartphones at DT, but for every one of those, there are half a dozen cheaper, smaller phones that just don’t get noticed. But that doesn’t mean they’re bad – at least, not anymore. Buying a budget Android phone used to be an exercise in horror, but as we’re beginning to learn, even the cheapest smartphones these days are pretty damn decent.
Pros: Powerful processor, Good rear camera, MicroSD and removable battery, Great price (free)